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Pegah Faghiri

ATER (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)



Teaching and research assistant (non-tenure track faculty position)
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 
Institut de Linguistique et Phonétique Générales et Appliquées (ILPGA)

Ph.D candidate in Linguistics, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
Title: L'ordre des mots dans le domaine préverbal en persan : approche empirique
English title : Constituent ordering in the preverbal domaine in Persian : Empirical approach
Supervisor: Pollet Samvelian 
Co-supervisor: Barbara Hemforth, CNRS/Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF)

Member of the Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics (EFL) :
Strand 2 : Experimental grammar from a crosslinguistic perspective - WO1 "Word order preferences among complements"
Strand 3 : Linguistic Typology - LC3 "Caucasus-Iran-Anatolia"
Strand 6 : Linguistic Resources - LR4.1 "Developing morphological and syntactic resources for Iranian languages"

Education

  • 2010 : M.A. in Linguistics, Université de Montréal, Canada (Supervisor Pr. Rajendra Singh)
    Thesis: La morphologie du pluriel nominal du persan d’après la théorie Whole Word Morphology
    English title: The morphology of nominal plurals in Persian within the framework of the Whole Word Morphology
  • 2008 : B.A. in Linguistics, Université Stendhal Grenoble 3, France
    2007 - 2008 : Exchange student at Université de Montréal (CREPUQ exchange program)
  • 2004 : M.A. in Management Stratégique et Génie des Organisations, École Nationale Supérieure de Génie Industriel, INP de Grenoble
  • 2002 : B.A. in Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Research projects

  • PersPred project (2013- )
    Developmemnt of the first multilingual database for Persian complex predicates, PI: Pollet Samvelian
    Labex EFL Strand 6 
  • DGLFLF project (2014) 
    "L’arménien occidental en France : dynamiques actuelles", PI: Anaïd Donnabedian
    UMR SeDyl, Inalco & Labex EFL
  • PerGram project (2010–2012) 
    "Théorie et implémentation d’une grammaire HPSG du persan", PIs P. Samvelian and S. Müller (Freie Universtät de Berlin)
    ANR franco-allemand  (UMR Mondes iranien et indien)

Service

  • Member (substitute) of Conseil de Laboratoire, as the representative of graduate students, UMR Mondes iranien et indien (2012- 2015)
  • Co-organiser of the international workshop "Theoretical linguistics and language resources: The case of Iranian Languagess", Paris, November 25, 2015.
  • Reviewer for ConSOLE XXIII, 2014
  • Co-organiser of  "La première Journée des Doctorants de l’UMR Mondes iranien et indien", Paris, Novembre 25, 2013.
  • Co-organiser of the international conference "Approaches to Complex Predicates", Paris, May 29-31, 2013.
  • Membre of local organisation committee of the "3rd International Conference on Iranian Linguistics (ICIL3)", Paris, September 11-13, 2009.

Papers

  • Pegah Faghiri & Pollet Samvelian (2015), Jāygāhe mafule mostaqim dar fārsi : barresiye dādebonyād [The position of the direct object : a date-based study], in Proceedings of the 1st National Conference on Semantics and Syntax of Iranian Languages, Tehran University, Iran, 29-30 avril 2014, pp. 61–74. (in Persian) PDF
  • Pegah Faghiri & Pollet Samvelian (2015), How much is Determined by Syntax ? An Empirical Approach to the Position of the Direct Object in Persian, in Proceedings of the 9th Iranian Conference on Linguistics, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Februrary 24-25, 2015, pp. 1419-1435. PDF
  • Pegah Faghiri & Pollet Samvelian (2014), Constituent Ordering in Persian and the Weight Factor, in Pinon Christopher (Ed.), Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 10 (EISS 10), pp. 215–232.
  • Pollet Samvelian & Pegah Faghiri (in press), Rethinking Compositionality in Persian Complex Predicates, in Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS39), University of California, Berkeley, Februrary 16-17, 2013. PDF
  • Pegah Faghiri, Pollet Samvelian & Barbara Hemforth (2014), Accessibility and Word Order : The case of Ditransitive Constructions, in Müller Stefan (Ed.), Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, University at Buffalo, pp. 217–237. Stanford, CA : CSLI Publications. PDF
  • Pollet Samvelian & Pegah Faghiri (2014), Persian Complex Predicates : How compositional are they ?, Semantic-Syntax Interface, 1(1):43-75, University of Tehran. PDF
  • Pollet Samvelian, Pegah Faghiri & Sarra El Ayari (2014), Extending the Coverage of a MWE Database for Persian CPs Exploiting Valency Alternations, in Proceedings of the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC’14), Reykjavik, Iceland, 2014, pp. 4023-4026.
  • Pollet Samvelian & Pegah Faghiri (2013), Introducing PersPred, a Syntactic and Semantic Database for Persian Complex Predicates, in Proceedings of The 9th Workshop on Multiword Expressions, NAACL-HLT 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA : Association for Computational Linguistics, pp 11-20. PDF
  • Benoît Sagot, Géraldine Walther, Pegah Faghiri & Pollet Samvelian (2011), Développement de ressources pour le persan : le nouveau lexique morphologique PerLex 2 et l’étiqueteur morphosyntaxique Meltfa, in : Actes de TALN 2011 (Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles), Montpellier, 2011, vol. 2, p. 75-80

Conference presentations (without Proceedings)

  • [With Pollet Samvelian] An empirical approach to the syntactic position of the DO in Persian, 6th International Conference on Iranian Linguistics (ICIL6), Ilia State University, Tbilissi, Georgia, June 23-26, 2015.
  • [With Pollet Samvelian] The relative order of the DO and the IO in Persian ditransitive constructions : A corpus-base and experimental study, Workshop on Ditransitive constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective, Universita di Pavia, Italiy, September 11, 2014.
  • [With Pollet Samvelian] Marquage différentiel de l’objet et la position de l’objet direct en persan, Journée d’étude Marquage Différentiel de l’Objet (MDO) [Workshop on Differential Object Marking (DOM)], Fedération TUL, SeDyL/Inalco, Paris, June 19, 2014.
  • Constituent ordering and heaviness : a corpus-based study on Persian, Central European Conference in Linguistics for Graduate Students, Peter Pazmany Catholic University, Hungary, August 22, 2013.
  • [With Pollet Samvelian & Barbara Hemforth] Heaviness in a verb-final language : Evidence from Persian (poster), AMLaP, Université Aix-Marseille, Marseille, September 2-4, 2013. Poster
  • [With  Pollet Samvelian] Object ordering in Persian : a corpus-based study, poster présenté à Linguistic Evidence : Berlin special, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, April 3-4, 2013. Abstract
  • [With  Pollet Samvelian] PersPred : la première base de données en accès libre des “verbes composés” du Persan, XVeme journée “Monde Iranien”, Paris, March 15, 2013.
  • [With Benoît Sagot, Géraldine Walther & Pollet Samvelian] A new morphological lexicon and a POS tagger for the Persian Language, 4th International Conference on Iranian Linguistics (ICIL4), Uppsala, Suède, June 17-19, 2011.
  • Some issues in the morphological analysis of nominal plurals in Persian, 3rd International Conference on Iranian Linguistics (ICIL3 ), Paris, September 11-13, 2009.

Other presentations

  • Contribution to the doctoral seminar "Comment rendre compte de la variation en syntaxe ? Méthodes empiriques et quantitative [How to account for the variation in syntax ? Empirical and quantitative methodes]" by P. Samvelian, ED 268, 2015 - 2016.
  • L’ordre des constituants dans le domaine préverbal en persan : approche empirique, 2ème Journée des doctorants, UMR Monde iranien et indien, November 26, 2014.
  • [With Pollet Samvelian] La création lexicale et la prétendue stérilité du persan, intervention dans le séminaire Sociétés, politiques et cultures du monde iranien, UMR Monde iranien et indien, March 6, 2014.
  • Ordre des compléments dans le domaine préverbal en Persan : Une étude basée sur corpus, Lectures in empirical linguistics, Dept. of Linguistics, Université Paris Diderot , May 24, 2013.
  • [With Pollet Samvelian] Les prédicats complexes Nom-Verbe en persan, seminar of the groupe « Langues et linguistiques des mondes iranien et indien », UMR Monde iranien et indien,  January 18, 2013.
  • [With Pollet Samvelian] Les variations d’ordre dans le domaine préverbal en persan, stage doctoral : Constituance et Ordre des Mots, UMR Structure et Dynamique des Langues, Campus Villejuif, June 4-7, 2012.
  • [With Pollet Samvelian] La variation d’ordre des constituants dans le domaine préverbal en persan, Lectures in empirical linguistics, Dept. of Linguistics, Université Paris Diderot, April 6 & 13, 2012. Handout

2014 - 2016 : Temprory faculty position (192h/year), Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (ILPGA)

  • Formal semantics and logic (Tutorial) - BA 3rd year (L6F01)
  • Statistics - BA 3rd year (L5STAT)
  • Syntax 1 (Tutorial) - BA 2nd year (L4F01)
  • (French) Grammar - BA 2nd year (L2F02)
  • Methodology in linguistics - BA 1st year (L2EMTU)
  • Introduction to linguistics (Tutorial) - BA 1st year (L1F02)
  • (French) Lexicology - BA 1st year  (L1F04)

2013 - 2014 : Teaching assistant, Université Paris Sorbonne (UFR de Langue Française)

  • Methods and work tools for french linguistics - BA 2nd year (L4FI30LF)

2011 - 2014 : Teaching assistant, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (ILPGA)

  • Formal semantics and logic (Tutorial) - BA 3rd year (L6F01)
  • Methodology in linguistics - BA 1st year (L2MSL)
  • Introduction to linguistics (Tutorial) - BA 1st year (L1F02)
  • Methodology - BA 1st year (L1MT1)